Wilmington Weekend Guide: January 29th – 31st

Wilmington Weekend Guide January 29 - 31| Dianne Perry & Company Blog. Wilmington, North Carolina.

The first month of 2016 is on it’s way out, can you believe it? There are several ways to celebrate the end of January this weekend in Wilmington, including the Wine and Chocolate festival (Count me in!). Catch all the fun in our weekend guide below!

Wine & Chocolate Festival

Sip wine and taste chocolates from the region’s winemakers and chocolatiers this weekend at the Coastline Convention Center downtown. In case you needed more than that, you can also live music, demonstrations, and raffles! A Grand Tasting with hors d’oeuvres will be held on Friday evening.

Friday January 29th from 7pm to 10pm; Saturday, January 30th from 11am to 6pm; Sunday, January 31st from noon to 4pm.
Admission is $10.00 to $15.00.
For more information, visit the event website.

Coastline Convention Center
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Wilmington Theater Awards

StarNews presents the Port City’s version of the Oscars, the Wilmington Theater Awards, at Thalian Hall downtown!

Friday, January 29th at 7:30pm.
Admission is $18.00.
For more information, visit the event website.

Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

19th Annual Model Railroad Show & Sale

Wilmington’s biggest model railroad sale features vendors from all over North Carolina! Interactive layouts will be set up and the event is kid friendly!

Saturday, January 30th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, January 31st from 10am to 4pm.
Admission is $3.00 to $5.00.
For more information, visit the event website.

American Legion Post 10
702 Pine Grove Road
Wilmington, NC 28409

23rd Annual Intercultural Festival

Celebrate different cultures around Wilmington and at UNCW at the 23rd Annual Intercultural Festival. Enjoy live music, special performances and different cuisines!

Saturday, January 30th starting at 10am.
Admission is free.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the event page here.

UNCW Burney Center
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

The Loving Story at the Main Library Downtown

The Main Library in downtown Wilmington is screening The Loving Story, which follows the story of the Lovings, an interracial couple living in Virginia in the 1950s, and their landmark Supreme Court Case, Loving v. Virginia, that changed history.

Saturday, January 30th, at 2pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the NHC Library’s website.

Main Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington , NC 28401

Precious Metal: Handcrafted Jewelry Show at The Brooklyn Arts Center

The Region’s best hand crafted jewelry show will be at the Brooklyn Arts Center this Saturday, featuring jewelry as well as metal sculptures. The event will also feature a raffle, food from Catch the Food Truck, and a cash bar.

Sunday, January 31st at noon.
Admission is $5.00 and a raffle ticket is included with admission.
For more information, visit the event page.

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 North 4th Street
Wilmington , NC 28401

Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band in Concert

Enjoy an afternoon of  Spanish music and Nuevo flamenco at The Cameron Art Museum. Ed Stephenson is  Raleigh, NC based Canadian guitarist who has performed across North America.

Sunday, January 31st at 3pm.
Admission is $5.00 to $12.00.
For more information, visit the event page.

Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412


Wishing you all a great weekend!

(And if you’re looking to revive those New Years resolutions this weekend, don’t miss our favorite places to stay fit in Wilmington!)

Wilmington Weekend Guide: January 15th – 17th

Wilmington NC Weekend Guide

Live Music: Cranford Hollow

Cranford Hollow, a mix of Southern rock, Appalachian fiddle music and American rock and roll, will be playing Friday night at Satellite Bar and Lounge.

Friday, January 15th, at 10:00pm
Admission is free.
For more information, visit Satellite Bar & Lounge’s website.

Satellite Bar & Lounge
120 Greenfield Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Hotel Transylvania 2

Follow the adventures of hospitable monsters with Hotel Transylvania 2, screening at Lumina Theater on the campus of UNCW in Wilmington.

Friday, January 15th, at 7:00pm and 10:00pm
Admission is $2.00 to $4.00.

Lumina Theater
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Live Standup: JC Coccoli at The Dead Crow Comedy Room

Get some giggles in with JC Coccoli, a writer on HelloGiggles and a regular at the Laugh Factory and Improv!

Friday, January 15th and Saturday, January 16th at 7pm and 9:30pm.
Admission is $16.00 to $20.00.
For more information, visit Dead Crow Comedy Room’s website.

Dead Crow Comedy Room
265 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

STEM Activity Day

Join The MLK, Jr. Community Center for hands-on engineering activities for children of all ages with representatives of Corning, GE Hitachi, Brunswick Nuclear Plant, and the Cape Fear Museum!

Saturday, January 16th, 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Admission is free.

MLK, Jr. Community Center
401 S. 8th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Kids @ CAM

Kids can explore the exhibition Jose Bernal: Obra de Arte and create works of art to take home! All ages are welcome to participate.

Saturday, January 16th, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
Admission by donation.
For more information, visit Cameron Art Museum’s website.

Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412

151st Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher

Enjoy historical reenactors, cannons, events, and special tours at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Battlefield in Kure Beach!

Saturday, January 16th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the Historic Sites website.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Courtyards & Cobblestones

Engaged couples and wedding aficionados will enjoy this self-guided tour of seven ceremony and reception sites in Wilmington. Guest can also meet local wedding professionals and vendors and win special giveaways from Reeds Jewelers, Pressed Cotton and Courtyard by Marriott.

Saturday, January 16, 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Tickets are $35.00 in advance and $45.00 at the door.
For tickets and more information, visit the event website.

Bakery 105
105 Orange Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Wilmington Weekend: December 11th – 13th

Wilmington Weekend Guide

The holiday spirit is in full swing here in Wilmington and there are several fun events where you can enjoy the cheer! And if you’re worn out from too much cocoa and carols, there are great non-holiday events as well to give you a break! Check out our Wilmington Weekend Guide below and have a fantastic weekend!

The Twelve Tastes of Christmas

Stop by the Brooklyn Arts Center for the 3rd annual 12 Tastes a Christmas, a fundraiser for Cape Fear Literacy Council, with season eats and cocktails. Participants include standout local restaurants and bars including PinPoint, Flytrap Brewing, Palate and more.

Friday, December 11th at 7pm.
Admission is $30.00.
For tickets and more information visit the event page.

Brooklyn Arts Center
516 North 4th Street
Wilmington , NC 28401

Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll

Enjoy holiday sights and activities in downtown Wilmington this Saturday and Sunday. The Stroll includes street musicians, choral groups, a window decorating contest at downtown businesses and decorations at the Port City Marina and Bennett Brothers Marinas.

Friday, December 11th from 4pm – 8pm; Saturday, December 12th from 11am – 8pm.
Admission is free, stroll is self guided.
For details and schedules, visit the Wilmington Downtown website.

Various Venues in Downtown Wilmington.

Jingle Bell 5K Run

Jingle all the way through this 5k, taking place around the Wrightsville Beach loop! Participants are encouraged to dress in holiday apparel and proceeds benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.

Saturday, December 12th, at 9am.
Admission is $15.00 to $30.00.
For more information and to register, visit the event page.

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History on The Loop
303 West Salisbury Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Island of Lights Tour of Homes

There’s nothing we love more than a good homes tour! (We can’t help it, we’re in real estate). The Island of Lights Tour in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach is a self guided tour of some of the area’s homes, complete with elegant holiday decor.

Saturday, December 12th, from 4pm to 9pm.
Tickets are available at touche’ at 201 N. Lake Park Blvd.
For more information, visit the event page.

Carolina Beach
Atlanta Avenue and South Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Santa by the Sea

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher never dissapoints with holiday events and this Saturday adults and children can enjoy decked out halls, holiday crafts and games, and of course, a special visit from Santa!

Saturday December 12th, at 5pm.
Admission is $15.00 to $18.00.
For more information, visit the aquarium website.

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Christmas Flotilla at Southport Waterfront

In case you can’t get enough of flotillas, stop by SOuthport along the Southport Marina to Kingsley Park and enjoy decked out boats. Boats will be judged by the students from Southport Elementary for originality and creativity.

Saturday, December 12th, at 7pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event page.

Southport Waterfront
Yacht Basin Drive
Southport, NC 28461

North Carolina Symphony Holiday Pops

The North Carolina Symphony Concert is coming to the Cape Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center in downtown Wilmington and will be playing fun holiday selections from recent movies such as Frozen, along with holiday classics.

Saturday, December 12th, at 3:30pm and 7pm.
Admission is $15.00 to $71.00.
For tickets and more information, visit the event page.

CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts Center
701 North Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

27th Annual Santa Cruise

The 27th Annual Santa Cruise is this Saturday aboard the Henrietta III! Enjoy this charity cruise for the Salvation army by providing 6 non-perishable items for admission. The cruise runs for an hour and a half and picks up Santa on the way to the North Pole!

Saturday, December 12th, at 9:30am and 12:30pm.
Admission is free with 6 non-perishable items per person.
For more information, visit the Cape Fear Riverboats website.

Cape Fear Riverboats
101 South Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life at the CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center!

Saturday, December 12th, and Sunday, December 13th, at 3pm and 5pm.
Admission is $8.00. Bring a canned good for a discounted ticket.
For more information, visit the CFCC website.

CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts Center
701 North Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

A Courtly Holiday Tea with The Beverly Biggs Baroque Trio

Chamber Music Wilmington presents a live performance and German tea ceremony on Sunday evening at the Graystone Inn.

Sunday, December 13th, at 4pm.
Admission is $50.00 to $65.00.
For tickets and more information, visit Chamber Music Wilmington’s website.

Graystone Inn
100 South 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Your Complete Guide to Holiday Events in Wilmington NC

Your Complete Guide to Holiday Events in Wilmington NC

The holiday season is upon us and we’re looking forward to a month of cheer! Below is your complete  guide to holiday events in Wilmington NC!

bread & lights gingerbread & lantern festival

Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, presents bread & lights gingerbread & lantern festival featuring a display of gingerbread creations by all ages as well as artist-made lanterns.

Monday through Sunday, running until Sunday, December 6th. Mondays – Sundays, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Admission is $6 to $12.
For more information visit the Cameron Art Museum website.

The Christmas Train & Light Spectacular

Enjoy a fantastic display of lights and toy trains and enjoy an appearance from Santa each night!

Fridays and Saturdays through December 26th, 6PM to 8PM.
Admission is $5.00 per person.
For more information, visit the Wilmington Railroad Museum website.

Wilmington Railroad Museum
505 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Greenfield Tree Lighting (& Movie Night featuring Elf!)

Watch the tree light up, participate in an elf costume contest and catch a live screening of Elf at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Santa will be visiting after the lighting ceremony and will have gifts for the first 500 children! Concessions will also be available for purchase during the film.

Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
1941 Amphitheater Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401

Enchanted Airlie

Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC, presents Enchanted Airlie,  where visitors can take a self-guided tour through the gardens that are featuring festive lights and holiday displays. Santa Claus will be making an appearance and guests can also enjoy food and beverages from local vendors.

December 4th-6th, 10th-13th, 16th-22nd. Viewing times are 5pm-7pm.
Various ticket options are available. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Airlie Gardens website.

Airlie Gardens
300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Island of Lights Christmas Parade

Enjoy festive floats and gain some holiday cheer from the annual Island of Lights parade in Carolina Beach. The parade runs from Atlanta Avenue up Lake Park Boulevard to the Federal Point Plaza.

Friday, December 4, 2015  at 7:30 PM.
For more information, visit the Pleasure Island website.

Carolina Beach
Atlanta Avenue and South Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla

Boats and lights! Get into the Christmas spirit by the water with wonderfully lit boats. The boats cruise from Snow’s Cut to the Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back.

Saturday, December 5th, at 6PM.
For more information, visit the Pleasure Island website.

Carolina Beach Yacht Basin and Marina
216 Canal Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Christmas by the Sea

Celebrate the holiday season by the sea on the Carolina Beach boardwalk. Enjoy hot chocolate at the Welcome Center, a fire pit with story telling, caroling, holiday themed movies at the Gazebo, puppet shows, and arts & crafts.

Saturday, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event page.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Cape Fear Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

13th Annual Holiday Parade

Enjoy the 13th Annual Holiday Parade in downtown Wilmington filled with floats and fun! The parade begins at North Front and Walnut Streets and moves south on Front Street, ending at Church Street. View the parade route here.

Sunday, December 6th at 4:55PM.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event website.

North Front Street and Walnut
Wilmington, NC 28401

5th Annual Chanukkah Menorah Lighting

Oak Island’s 5th Annual Chanukkah Menorah Lighting at Middleton Park (next to Town Hall) features Rabbi Paul from the Temple of Israel and music.

Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 4PM.
Admission is free.

Middleton Park
4700 East Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465

Pet Photo Night with Santa

Let fluffy and spot share their wishlist with Santa and get a great photo op.

Sunday, December 6th from 6PM to 8PM.
For more information, visit the Independence Mall website.

Independence Mall
3500 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

A Christmas Stroll Through the Past

Join the Burgwin-Wright House, Bellamy Mansion Museum and St. James Episcopal Church as they stroll through the past with period decorations, costumed interpreters, entertainment and refreshments! Enjoy a trolley ride or a candlelit stroll through Downtown Wilmington as you go from one location to another!

Saturday, December 12th, 4PM to 7PM.
Admission is $20 for adults. Children 15 and under are free.
For more information, visit the event website.

503 Market Street
Wilmington NC 28401

Wilmington Ballet Company Presents: The Nutcracker

Wilmington Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker  at the Cape Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center in downtown Wilmington, NC. The event features Master of Ceremonies WWAY news anchor Daniel Seamans and stars Keaton Thomas, a Marine Corps Prior Active Duty Captain, as the beloved Nutcracker. Robin Dale Robertson portrays the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer while the role of Clara is danced by Sydney Jones, a 10th grader at Laney High School and student at the Wilmington School of Ballet. Professional guest dancers include Stacey Slichter of North Atlanta Dance Theater as Sugar Plum Fairy and Adam Schiffer of Carolina Ballet as the Cavalier.

Saturday, December 19 & Sunday, December 20 at 3pm.
Admission is $35 per person.
For tickets and more information, visit the Cape Fear Community College website.

CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts Center
200 Hanover Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Wilmington Weekend Guide: October 23rd – 25th

The weekend is here again! Fall and the Halloween season are in full swing here in Wilmington. Our Wilmington Weekend Guide is below to help you navigate this weekend’s happenings!


Folkstone String Band at Flytrap Brewing

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Enjoy this live bluegrass band and Flytrap’s delicious cold brews on Friday evening, starting at 8pm. Pepe’s Taco Truck will also be serving food.

Friday, October 23rd at 8:00 PM.
Admission is free.
More information can be found on Flytrap’s website.

Flytrap Brewing
319 Walnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Museum of Nightmares at The Museum of the Bizarre

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For the month of October, Museum of the Bizarre is featuring special effects and giving us the heebie jeebies with their Museum of Nightmares event. The effects are courtesy of Tony Rosen, a local movie artist known for films like The Conjuring.

October 1st through October 31st, 6pm to 12am.
Admission is $20.00.
For more information, visit Museum of the Bizarre on Facebook.

Museum of the Bizarre
201 South Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


Halloween Ghost Trolley and Haunted Barn

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Enjoy a tour fit for the Halloween season! The Halloween Ghost Trolley and Haunted Barn will feature ghost stories (kid friendly) and treats for children.

Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th, 6pm to 9pm.
Admission is $5.00 – $12.00
For more information, visit Horse Drawn Tours’ website.

Horsedrawn Tours
Market Street Between Front and Water
Wilmington, NC 28401


14th Annual Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival

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In need of a libation? Head to North Waterfront Park to enjoy more than 200 craft breweries and wineries, live music, food, and free taxi rides home.

Saturday October 24th, 12pm.
Tickets are $13.00 to $75.00. VIP and Designated Driver tickets are also available.
For more information, visit Lighthouse Beer and Wine’s website.

North Waterfront Park
1000 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Haint Blue All Hallows Masquerade

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This 21+ event promises to be a chilling time! Poplar Grove hosts a Halloween masquerade party with music from  the Phantom Playboys, wickedly delicious candy apple Martinis, a variety of appetizers & an oyster bar (raw & steamed) from the Crab Shack, cigar bar from Brookelynn Premium Cigars, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 parade & costume contest with gift certificates from Spirit Halloween, black and white horror films, and music from the 20th & 21st centuries spun by Cape Fear Entertainment.  Plus, be sure to visit your past, present and future with an onsite tarot card reader!

Saturday, October 24th at 7pm.
Tickets are $50.00.
For tickets and more information, visit the Poplar Grove website.

Poplar Grove Plantation
10200 US Hwy 17 North
Wilmington, NC 28411

27 Views of Wilmington Book Launch

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The 27 Views of Wilmington Book Launch features Wilmington author and poet contributions and that capture the past and present of our city. 27 Views of Wilmington is the eighth and final book in Eno Publishers’s popular 27 Views local literary series.

Saturday, October 24th, 2pm.
Admissions free.
For more information, visit Pomegranate Books’ website.

Pomegranate Books
4418 Park Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

Family Friendly Farm Days at Legacy Farms

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There are plenty of great farm festivals this month, but be sure to catch the Farmily Friendly farm days at Legacy Frams in Wallace! Legacy’s farm days will include hayrides, a corn maze, face-painting, inflatable slides,  animals, games and more.

October 24th and 25th
Tickets are $8.00 -$15.00. Children one and under are free.
For more information, visit Legacy Farms’ website.

Legacy Farms
7494 Highway 41 West
Wallace, NC 28466

Wilmington Weekend Guide: October 16th – October 18th

The weekend is upon us yet again and the weather forecast looks beautiful and cool. Our Wilmington Weekend Guide is here with great events to make it a perfect fall weekend!

Airlie’s Annual Oyster Roast!
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The annual Oyster Roast at Airlie Gardens along the banks of Bradley Creek returns as a celebrated tradition rooted in Airlie’s history. Tickets include appetizers, steamed oysters, BBQ, fish fry, two spirituous drinks. A cash bar will also be available and live entertainment will be provided by Heartbeat of Soul & The Sea Pans. Proceeds from this event support Airlie’s Environmental Education Programs.

Friday October 16th, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Tickets are $85.00 per guest. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit the Airlie Gardens website.

Airlie Gardens
300 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403


Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde Silent Film with Dorothy Papadakos

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If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit,, stop by St. Paul’sto catch the silent film of Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde accompanied by Dorothy Papadakos, a celebrity organist and composer.

Friday, October 16th, 7:00 PM.
Tickets are $15.00 to $20.00. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s website.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
16 North 16th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


Seaglass Salvage Market

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Enjoy this indoor & outdoor market full of recycled and repurposed furniture, art, candles, home décor, and local goods!

Friday October 16th – Sunday October 18th. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday; 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit Seaglass Salvage Market’s website.

Seaglass Salvage Market
1987 Andrew Jackson Hwy
Leland, NC 28451

Salty Paws Festival

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Looking to hang with your furry friends this weekend? Bring them to the 7th Annual Salty Paws Festival at Carolina Beach! The festival includes music and entertainment, pet contests, raffles, and pets available for adoption.

Saturday, October 17th at 11am
Tickets are $7.00. Children 10 and under are admitted free. For more information visit the Pleasure Island website.

Carolina Beach Lake Park
Atlanta Avenue
Carolina Beach, NC 28428


Gatsby Lawn Party

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Step back in time to the 1920s and celebrate Jazz Age style with dancers, big band music, Bella Rose photography, tintype portraits with Harry Taylor, tarot card reading and fashion vendors. The event is hosted by Jess James (Fashion Editor at Focus on the Coast) and Kusek Financial Group.

Saturday October 17th, 11am to 4pm
Tickets are $30.00 to $99.00 and can include a picnic basket for two from Little Pont Caterers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Jess James’ website.

Home of Paula Corbett
6604 Spring Garden Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

Wilmington Seafood Festival

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Three words and our three favorite things- Wilmington Seafood Festival! The event will feature an abundance of fresh North Carolina seafood, live music, cooking demonstrations, and shopping.

Saturday October 17th from 11am to 7pm and Sunday, October 17th 11am to 6pm
Parking note: Limited parking is available on-site for $10.00 Off-site parking is available at Barclay Center (3147 and 3151 South 17th Street) with shuttle service.
Admission is free! For more information, visit the event website.

Events at Watermark Marina
4114 River Road
Wilmington, NC 28412


One Year Anniversaries: FlyTrap Brewery & Burne Mill Creek Billards & Wine Bar

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Two great local beer and wine spots in Wilmington are celebrating their one year anniversary! Flytrap will have live music and food trucks and Burnt Mill will have food by 2 Bros Coastal Cuisine, and live music.

Saturday, October 17th. Begins at 12pm at Flytrip Brewing and 7pm at Burnt Mill Creek Billards & Wine Bar. Admission is free to both events.

Burnt Mill Creek Billiards & Wine Bar
2101 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Flytrap Brewing
319 Walnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Wonderful Wilmington

There is so much to do and discover in Wilmington! We love our home sweet home!

Recommending Wilmington- Restaurant Edition

You’ve just moved into town, you haven’t filled the new fridge yet and you’re starving. Sounds like you need a few recommendations from some born and raised locals (and a few transplants)! Luckily, you’ve landed in a terrific foodie city and you have a lot of options. We’ll start you off with Part 1 of Recommending Wilmington- Restaurant Edition.

If you’re up for trying something exotic, Amanda recommends Indochine. You’ll find staples from Thailand and Vietnam served in an incredible atmosphere. Indochine boasts a large courtyard with koi ponds and tiki huts. “The service is excellent and the pho soup is my absolute favorite dish” Amanda told me. Conveniently located off of Market Street, next to The Ivy Cottage.

A relative newcomer to the Wilmington food scene is The Golden Chicken. Simple food, but delicious, their specialty is Peruvian style rotisserie chicken, served along with the signature green sauce and yellow sauce. A little bird told me that their ceviche is crazy delicious!

Craving some Italian? Eddie Romanelli’s in Leland is a favorite of Jill’s! Reliably delicious pizza, huge portions of their specialties and great prices mean you can satisfy the bellies of your entire familglia without breaking the bank. Jill very highly recommends their strawberry cheesecake (which someone may or may not know for a fact makes an excellent breakfast).

Let’s say you’re relocating to Wilmington, NC from California or New York. You’re probably harboring fantasies of the delicious Southern classics that will be available on very corner. Let us guide you to Casey’s Buffet located on Oleander Drive. Try a little bit of every dish, including bbq pork, fried chicken, fried okra (it’s yummy. Really!), collard greens, and sweet potatoes. Finish that up with a slice of pecan pie and wash it down with cool sweet tea. Tastes like heaven, ya’ll!

Hopefully, this tides you over and satisfies your taste buds until our next edition. What are your favorite spots in the Port City?

Wonderful Wilmington October 2014 Newsletter

Falling for Fall with Fun Festivities!    

Whew! That headline alliteration took a lot more brain power than I thought it would. Moving on.

One of the things we look forward to the most during the Fall are all of the fun things to do in and around Wilmington. Do you feel the same way? Here’s a quick list of some local events during the month of October:

1) Annual Wilmington Riverfest. Downtown Wilmington, NC

   Riverfront Park, October 3-5, Admission: Free

   visit http://wilmingtonriverfest.com for more details

2) Family Friendly Farm Days. Legacy Farms in Wallace

   October 4-5, 11, 18 and 25, Admission: $8, featuring corn maze, hay

rides, haunted woods trail, costumed actors

   Visit www.legacyfarmsevents.com for more details

3) Grooves in the Grove. Poplar Grove Plantation

   Every Sunday, at 5:00 pm, through October 26, Admission: Free

Check out WhatsOnWilmington.com for a very comprehensive list of our local happenings!



Pumpkin Huntin’?

Are you wondering where you can both find a great selection of pumpkins this year and support a good cause? We recommend a visit to the pumpkin patch at Wesley Memorial, on the corner of South College and Peachtree! Proceeds support the Wesley Memorial Youth Ministry.

You can swing by the church and browse their huge selection after you drop off your October rent at our office on Treadwell Street. Three birds, one stone. Look at you, you efficiency rockstar!



Notes from Dianne:

“We’re proud to report some of the highest tenant ratings in local reviews,that 97% of our properties are rented for 2014, we have a 98% occupancy rate and only 2% of our properties were vacant for over 30 days.

Great job team!”



Get ready for cooler temps!

Fall is officially here and we can’t wait to wear our cozy sweaters, consume pumpkin spice everything. Aren’t the chilly weather, hay rides and colorful leaves so fun?

At home, take a moment to turn your heating system on to make sure it’s working well. While you’re at it, it’s a great time to replace the air filters and smoke alarm batteries, and check the thermostat batteries, too! Take a look outside, and make sure that debris is cleared away from the condenser.

A little bit of effort now will help to prevent frostbitten toes later.

If you notice a problem with the heat, give us a call. We’re here to help!